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In Baseball, Hope Doesn't Always Spring Eternal

as season opens, it’s hard to imagine Twins or Brewers sticking around until fall

The high temperature was around 60, the sun was shining, and my wife and I spent a Sunday afternoon grilling burgers and eating outside ...

Life in the Slow Lane

taking a breather from life’s hectic flow allows for more face-to-face time

I’ll admit that I’m old enough to remember the full-service gas station. My mom would drive up to the pump at the DX Station and roll down her window. A man in denim overalls ...

Keep on Fighting

concert brings the Valley together for cancer research

The inaugural Night For The Night cancer benefit on March 31 at the Metropolis Resort will feature live music performances from some ...

Prehistoric Puppeteering

animatronic dinosaurs are gonna take over the State stage

Millions of years ago, triceratops and tyrannosaurs roamed the Outback. Plesiosaurs ruled the coastline, and giant insects swarmed through the sky. Today, the only remnants of the countless creatures ...

Five Minutes of Feathery Fury

our goofy citywide pillow fight triumphantly returns!

It’s dubbed a “celebration of foolishness,” but it’s no joke: A citywide pillow fight will really be held at 4pm Saturday, April 1, in the courtyard of The Oxbow Hotel ...

Visiting From Nearby

widely-known local artists open show at 200 Main Gallery

Two nationally recognized artists – David Knowlton (known for his eye-stopping paintings of barns, bridges, and trains) and Julie Seymour ...

Hey Valley Artists: Get Outside and Go Paint!

The hills will be alive with artists May 6-13 during the Fifth Annual GO Paint! Chippewa Valley. Artists will be invited to paint the riverbanks, farms, forests, prairies, and towns within a 10-mile radius ...

Eaux Claires Festival Seeks Artists' Installations

Eaux Claires wants you: Once again, the creative team behind the annual art and music festival is putting out a call for artists. Curators, designers, and creative directors will review all submissions ...

Music Quick Hits | March 2016

A gaggle of UW-Eau Claire jazz students have some big dreams, big ambitions, and big goals of recording and touring behind uber-unique jazz compositions ...

On the Cover | March 22, 2017

learn more about V1's cover art from Joe Maurer

“I’m grateful to have spent a good part of my life studying art. Lately, I’ve being enjoyed Chinese artist Ai Wei Wei’s work. He works in China and makes art out of everyday things in every medium ..."

Opening Shot | March 22, 2017

ALL THE WAY TO CITY HALL. This glass ceiling – an original fixture – can be found in Eau Claire’s City Hall (203 S. Farwell St.). Renovations will begin this year to the building’s exterior.

It Hit Her on the Head

a strange tale of Chinese food and minor head injury

What follows is the true story of one of the more bizarre and oddly poetic moments I have ever experienced in my entire life. It involves Chinese food.

Please Sir, Can We Have Some More?

consider yourself at home with ECCT’s take on Oliver!

A wildly classic musical dating back to the 1960s, Oliver! will be performed by Eau Claire Children’s Theatre running from April 6-9 at the State Theatre. Harboring the soul of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist ...

Crocuses in Snow

in Wisconsin, the arrival of spring can be a slow process

Sometime around Easter, the cherry trees lining both sides of my mother’s street in Maryland create a gauzy cathedral, easing her from winter into summer. When I was little, I would waltz ...

New Words for the Win

EC poet wins prize, will have manuscript published

Some of you may know Max Garland as the former Wisconsin poet laureate or as the City of Eau Claire’s current writer in residence; others may recognize him as a retired UW-Eau Claire professor of English ...

Expanding the Tangle

downtown art store moving and opening spin-off shop

Tangled Up In Hue, a downtown Eau Claire staple for locally made objects of art, is expanding its space and offerings with a new, larger location at 505 S. Barstow St. At the same time, its owners are opening ...